Cycling around Biesbosch


"The largest freshwater tidal area in Europe consists of a rugged landscape with a labyrinth of rivers, overgrown islands, swamp forests and meandering creeks."

The landscape

The Hollandse Biesbosch and the Brabantse Biesbosch together form De Biesbosch National Park, a dynamic river delta of around 9,000 hectares where low and high tide still plays a role. The largest freshwater tidal area in Europe is home to a maze of small rivers, creeks, swamp forests, islets, reed beds and grasslands. The development of open polders and willow forests and the construction of high dikes and the delta works have made the area more accessible. From the bike paths you have a beautiful view of the wet and rugged nature with many water birds.

Bike with us

Route map

Start and finish near junction 8 on De Hilweg in Werkendam, the total distance of the route is approx. 50 km. However, this bicycle route is a round trip, so that offers you the ability to start at any desired junction.

Note: junction point 90 has been added to indicate the direction of the cycling route. However, this junction point is not included in the bike tour. You can turn around near the ferry service Lage Zwaluwe-Werkendam at the Deeneplaatweg nr. 262 in Werkendam. From here you can continue your bike tour to junction point 8.

Bicycle junctions
8 - 90 - Rondje Jantjeskeet - 8 - 2 - 4 - 22 - 21 - 16 - 18 - 15 - 9 - 6 - 27 - 11 - 10 - 29 - 13 - 17 - 19 - 20 - 8

More routes in North Brabant

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Interactive overview map